I might have inherited some baking genes from my mother for sure because I recently got a real knack for baking cakes. My mother is an excellent baker and I have seen her bake some amazing concoctions. I don't particularly have a sweet tooth, and it might be a little hard for you to digest that I don't like eating cakes. I love baking them though, the process of baking a perfect cake is really satisfying for me. One of my favourite cakes to bake is the plain old vanilla cake and here's how I bake it.
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup Refined Oil
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- 2 cups refined/all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 500 ml milk
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- In a large bowl, mix the oil, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.
- Beat the mixture using a whisk or hand blender until the sugar dissolves with the oil.
- Add the eggs one by one into the oil & sugar mixture and whisk it till it quadruples in volume.
- Add the milk into the eggs and whisk it further.
- Sieve the flour and baking powder together at least thrice.
- Add in the flour 1 tablespoon at a time into the egg mixture and fold it in the shape of '8'.
- Once all of the flour is folded into the wet mixture, pour it into a greased cake tin or silicon mould.
- Bake the cake for 40 minutes in 175 degree Celsius (347F), in a pre-heated oven.
- Check if the cake is baked by inserting a fork or thin wooden chopstick on the centre of the cake. If the fork/chopstick comes out clean, then the cake is ready. If not, bake it for another 5-10 minutes.
- Once the cake is baked, set it aside to cool down and then slowly remove it from the tin or mould.
- If you don't have a hand blender or whisk, whisk the eggs with a fork.
- You can whisk the eggs on top of hot water to make the process faster. Don't let the hot water touch the bowl you are whisking in or else the eggs will scramble.
- Don't whisk the flour, fold it with the eggs so that it doesn't loose it's fluffiness.
- Never set the cake to cool under a fan or A.C.
- Wait till the cake has completely cooled down before removing it from the tin or mould.
Do you enjoy baking like do? What are your favourite things to bake?